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Dense important ideas of the book Hyperfocus.

Hyperfocus

Hyperfocus

by Chris Bailey

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Take Real Rest

When you are tired from doing work, don't pick up your phone to scroll mindlessly. Instead take Real Rest like walking, or a few pushups, or just looking out of the window. This will replenish your energy and will feel refreshing instead of tiring the brain even more.

CHRIS BAILEY

Practice isn't something you do when you are good at something, it's something you do to become good.

Happiness

Happiness has been proven to increase productivity and efficiency in doing any kind of work, as it gives a sense of purpose and exitement. So try to stay happy to improve productivity.

Caffiene

Consider consuming caffiene early in the day to focus better on your work

Zeigarnic Effect

Our brains remember unfinished tasks better than finished ones, so that we continue to think about our unsolved problems. This can be used to our benefit in many ways. For example, take a break for some time from a difficult probelm. Surprisingly you may have the answer to it while you resume it ...

Common Sense

"Common Sense isn't common action. "

Many times we know the answer to a solution from common sense but we don't do what is needed to be done.

Like for example we know that a headache can be cured by putting our phone aside and taking a break, but we continue to use our phones anyway....

Why Is It So Hard To Focus?

Most humans have trouble focusing on one task. While we attribute this to our laziness, it actually has an evolutionary reason. Early humans always had to stay aware of their surroundings for potential danger (like a tiger lurking around). So our brains have evolved to always have their attentio...

Last Words

Your focus is the most valuable asset you have. You can literally change your life by choosing where to devote your focus.

So spend it wisely.

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In order to grow and become our best selves we must be willing to let go of our past selves, our vision, and our thoughts pertaining to who we are and what we want.

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